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Kai Kln Live at The Nightbreak on 1992-06-27

by Kai Kln

Topics Live concert


intro
More intros (Gene improv-Chicken song)
Pilot
Old Shoes
Rhythm of Strange
Junction
Kong > Eighteen
Because They're Bored
Punker than Thou
Lost in a Dream
Blur
Thirteen
For What or What For
Roadrunner


Collection KaiKln
Band/Artist Kai Kln
Date June 27, 1992
Venue The Nightbreak
Location San Francisco, CA

Source 2 PZM mics(stereo on drums) + vocal mic(on monitor) > Tascam 4-track(mixed live) > Sony 2-track
Lineage Sony 2-track > cdr(0)* > EAC > FLAC frontend(5)
Taped by Randall Mantei
Transferred by Randall Mantei


Notes

The Nightbreak was just an amazing place to see a band, especially Kai Kln, because the stage was only about two feet high and the narrow shape of the room made it always feel packed. Kai Kln seemed to have an extra strong draw in that part of SF anyway and they packed the house on 6-27-92. I lived on Haight near Masonic (just above Pipedreams head shop) and packed my Sony two-track, Tascam 4-track, PZM mics, and a vocal mic into backpacks for the short walk down to the club.
I set up early on the right (band's left) on the stage. I taped the 20' cords down and set up a stereo PZM recording of the drum kit. The vocal mic was taped down to Genes vocal monitor, and I mixed it as best I could with the PZM room sound. The vocals are a bit quiet throughout, but the EQ on the vocals was so tinny that too much from that ruined the room sound. All in all, the recording is a bit hollow and for all the equipment, time and work put into it, a bit disappointing. However, a show this hot could never be disappointing, and the lower-fi sound reminds the listener of that sweaty, cramped, drunken, party atmosphere that the show had. People danced and banged their heads in the best grunge ways as the band showered them in guitar-rock genius while pounding their nervous system into complete submission with the bass and drums theatrics! This is burned straight from my master tape.
*Great to listen to with headphones and a good equalizer! The stereo separation is a treat!
-Randall Mantei

Reviews

Reviewer: dmangets2001 - - October 9, 2005
Subject: One of the Greatest bands to ever come out of Sacramento
I was at this show and many others That Kai Kln played. I always thought they were like Cream at 78 speed and better. Some of the most talented musicians ever put together. A real shame that the industry missed out on these guys. I will forever be a Kai Kln fan and supporter. Recording sounds about the same as I remember it being at the show. Very much worth listening to. About as far from metallica you can get
Reviewer: Tyler - - April 12, 2005
Subject: sounds like a fun night.
I have never heard of this band before but just was browsing the bands with streams available, sawe this band thought it had a cool name and saw this show with the awesome taper story in the notes and deicded to check it out. some random squeeks and blips in the intro track. not sure if that was on the tape or at the venue, pretty sure it was the venue's house sound..They seem pretty funny in the intro. Loud rock. They sound slightly metalica-ish or like pretty much any band you hear on your local rock station. Just busting it straight out there.. good stuff! good for them for supporting taping over their 10+ year span. good recording, the mix is good and not too overpowering at all, and the crowd noise is minimal. Sounds like a fun night..
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